Host a Course

If you or your employer have an interest in establishing a women's health or pelvic health department at your outpatient hospital or practice, or if you aim to enhance your women's health or pelvic health program at your university, hospital, or clinic, hosting our courses is an excellent way to train your physical therapy staff and students.

When you choose to host, the Academy handles all the logistics, including registration, marketing, customer service, learning management software fees, reimbursement for dispensable supplies, and provision of course materials. We also bring our exceptional instructors, who are experts from across the country, to your location, delivering the course at your facility.

We are currently looking for facilities such as universities, hospitals, and private clinics to host a diverse range of in-person courses. Share more details about your facility by applying below!

Hosting Kits 

*Helpful guides and supply and equipment lists

Apply to Become an Open Host (Most Popular)

*Registration is open to those within and outside the host's network, registration is not exclusive to the host's employees

Apply to Become a Private Host 

*Registration is open exclusively to the host's employees, especially great for physical therapy clinic/hospital networks/outpatient facility franchises that want to host a course or a series of courses exclusively for their employees.


Hosting Benefits

Receive FREE Training

In exchange for hosting, you receive 1-2 complimentary registrations in the hosted course. You can assign this benefits to yourself, your resident (if you are based at a residency), one of your PT staff members or a 2nd year or 3rd year physical therapy student (if you are based at a university). All changes to our course curriculum occur through a rigorous, peer-review/consensus process to ensure the information instructed is up-to-date and evidence-based, meaning all lecture and lab modules are only accepted after thorough review and group consensus decision.

Increase Education Access

You will find that hosting increases the reach of our profession and provides increased access to education for physical therapy professionals. Hosting strengthens the quality of education at your facility or the training available.

What You Need to Host

On-Site Coordinator

An on-site coordinator must be designated by the Host to oversee the planning and implementation of the course. Prior to the course, the coordinator will be the point of contact for Academy staff and Instructors. The host coordinator is responsible for the course logistics and operations, and should be on-site throughout each day of the course to troubleshoot and problem-solve. An influential “go-to” person within the host facility can make that happen. Instructors must be able to communicate among themselves and with the host coordinator at all times. The host coordinator should be accessible via cell phone (on-site) and email (prior to and after the course). The coordinator ensures all course material shipments arrived from the Academy office and may give a tour of the facility space to the faculty 1 day prior to the course.

Download Host Duties Checklist

Easy Access to/from Airport, Hotels, Restaurants

Easy access to transportation, airports, hotels, and places to eat around your location; preference is given to sites that are less than 1 hour away from the nearest airport and that are in walking distance to hotels. Approximately 50% of our course attendees travel out-of-state and will rely on hotel lodging throughout the duration of their stay in your city. When you complete the host application, you will be asked to provide a list of nearby airports/hotels/restaurants. We recommend for the on-site coordinator to print several copies of restaurant lists and have them available at the sign-in desk.

Meeting Space

Lecture and lab space to hold at least 30-60 students comfortably, with privacy necessary for Pelvic courses. Preference is given to hosts that can accommodate 40+ participants. Classrooms must have adequate lighting, suitable acoustics, ventilation, temperature control, presentation capabilities and flexible seating in order to expose students to the various types of room sets such as lecture and lab room with enough space to easily move around the tables and chairs. There is one 1-hour lunch break per day, one 15-minute morning break, and one 15-min afternoon break. It is best to set up morning/afternoon snacks either inside the classroom (if there is space) or in the foyer outside of the classroom. 

Exam tables for all PH and OB courses containing labs (1 exam table per 2 participants. i.e. For a class of 40, you will need 20 plinths with enough room to move around each table).

Equipment & Supplies

  • Audiovisual capability including projection screens and equipment, computer system, and internet access
  • Linens and linen service available (pillows, pillow cases, flat sheets, see hosting kit for quantities)
  • Lab Supplies (see hosting kit)
  • Stations
    • Check-In Station: Table for attendance sign in, name badge and lab manual pick up
    • Snack Station: Table(s) to display snacks and refreshments for the 15-minute AM/PM breaks (reimbursable by the Academy at set budget per person)
    • Water Station: Table that has bottled water or water pitchers
    • Exhibitor Station: Table(s) outside of the meeting space for the Academy’s exhibitors (the Academy typically has up to 1 exhibitor for select courses and will notify the site if there is going to be an exhibitor present).
  • Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of supplies and equipment. Please contact our office for more details.